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 #3068  by Chrisbarlow
 13 May 2019, 17:07
This is an out apiary I popped to on Sunday. All the colonies there are like this.

Big question is . .. Would you trim?
 #3071  by Jim Norfolk
 13 May 2019, 17:30
Yes or those brambles will cover the hive and you won't be able to find it. You may also find the hive gets a bit damp.
 #3090  by Chrisbarlow
 14 May 2019, 16:52
Yeah, the brambles might be a problem otherwise, the brambles used to be in the hedge 3ft away from the hive
 #3103  by AdamD
 15 May 2019, 11:38
I would ensure that I have easy access. I have used glyphosate around hives with no problems.
 #3105  by Chrisbarlow
 15 May 2019, 13:09
I think that might be the solution Adam.
 #3109  by NigelP
 15 May 2019, 16:45
I strim and tidy all my apiary sites... Thinking of setting up new hive stands on weed suppressing membrane to save "strimming" the stand legs..
This might change when Asian Hornet becomes a problem in our area.